Chef Takeover: A foodie fundraiser for Chef Art Smith’s Common Threads on March 16
today at 2:16 pm
Monday, March 16 will be quite the night at the Zhou B Art Center (1029 W. 35th) in Bridgeport when Common Threads’ founders Chef Art Smith and Jesus Salgueiro bring Chef Takeover to Chicago! The big event will celebrate the 15th
anniversary of this amazing nonprofit that provides nutrition education and programming in Chicago Public Schools and community organizations throughout the area. To date, the nonprofit has reached more than 500,000 children, parents and educators nationwide. It will also celebrate Art’s 60th birthday with a surprise presentation from Eli’s Cheesecake Company!
The exciting night begins at 6:30 pm (until 9:30 pm) will also include over 30 top chefs including Stephanie Izard, Gale Gand, Tony Priolo, Jimmy Bannos Jr. & Sr., Giuseppe Tentori, Jaime Laurita, Paul Kahan, Govind Armstrong, Emilio Campbell, Bill Kim, Tim Graham, Yoshi Yamada, Diana Moles and so many more!
There will be lots of surprises too! Expect to see a dynamic performance by The Happiness Club Kids, hot mixes by Fig Media’s James Gustin, Small Threads from Common Threads helping at the chef stations and so much more! The night will also pay tribute to Janice Jackson, the CEO of Chicago Public Schools!
The VIP after-party will be held at The Duck Inn, from
9:30 pm — 11:30 pm) and hosted by owner Chef Kevin Hickey! There you will find sweet desserts from Chefs Gale Gand, Tatum Sinclair, Steak 48 and Pretty Cool Ice Cream plus cocktails from Ketel One, Tanqueray Gin, Don Julio Tequila and Bulleit Bourbon.
Amanda Puck, Andrea Schwartz Stryker, Andrew Asken, Bill Kim, Candace Jordan, Carlos Cruz, Charles Welch, Chef Art Smith, Chef Aya Fukai, Chef Brandon Veitch, Chef Dirk Fucik, Chef Takeover, Chef Takeover Chicago, Chef Terry Fucik, Chrisitian Ragano, Chuck Jordan, Cory Morris, Diana Moles, Diane Hollingsworth, Dina Bair, DJ James Gustin, Dori Wilson, Dr. Merita Tan, Eli’s Cheesecake Company, Emilio Campbell, Felicia Davis, Fig Media, Frances Renk, Gale Gand, Giuseppe Tentori, Govind Armstrong, Greg Hyder, Helen Melchior, Hermene Hartman, Jaime Laurita, James Gustin, Janice Jackson, Jean Antoniou, Jesus Salgueiro, Jimmy Bannos Jr., Jimmy Bannos Sr., Jordan Fickess, Jose Sosa, Josh Fox, Julius Rhodes, Kate Harman-Hassen, Kathleen Henson Sarpy, Ken Norgan, Kevin Hickey, Lakesha Rose, Lee Blackwell Baur, Linda Novick O’Keefe, Lorin Adolph, Malika Ameen, Mario Scordato, Mark Olley, Marko Iglendza, Mary Pat Burns, Michael Caputo, Michelle Boone, Mitch Cavanah, Neal Zucker, Nina Mariano, Oliver Badgio, Patrick Hatton, Paul Iacono, Rama Dandamudi, Richard Weinberg, Rob Levitt, Sharyl Mackey, Sherry Lea Holson, Stephanie Izard, Susanna Homan, The Happiness Club Kids, Tim Graham, Todd Hatoff, Todd Stein, Tom Carlin, Tom Kehoe, Whitley Bouma Herbert, Yoshi Yamada, Zeeshan Shah, Zhou B Art Center